Friday, February 18, 2011

Candy Airplanes

Candy Airplane - Ingredients:  2 sticks of gum, 2 life savers, 1 smartie, 1 sillyband
 Over Christmas the boys really wanted to give something to their classmates at school.  I remember when I was younger, we gave a variety of things like:  Jumbo Candy Canes, Lollipop Reindeer, Candy Cane Reindeer, Candy Trains, etc.  I started looking for any "NEW" candy type projects online and stumbled upon these.  Aren't they the COOLEST!   I know, I should have posted this earlier, but just thought  it's a GREAT idea not only as an inexpensive gift for the holidays, but also for a birthday or other celebration.  ...they were so much fun for us to create and not to mention EASY and extremely KID FRIENDLY! 

Packaged and ready to go.
This is how we packaged the planes....I'm not gonna lie, I LOVE cello bags!   Add a beautiful topper to any cello bag filled with goodies and you've created a beautiful and simple masterpiece!  

Monday, February 14, 2011

Homemade Valentine Boxes

Happy Valentines Day Everyone! 
I thought I would share a little creative fun we had at our house this past weekend!  The boys got together and dreamed up their perfect valentine box.  In the true spirit of the holiday, they built their valentine boxes out of a standard shoe box.  Although I helped cut some of the cardboard, tape the paper to the box and cut the holes for the valentines to fit into, the boys did ALL the rest!  These boxes are constructed with a lot of love and creativity, a shoebox, cardboard, tape, construction paper, acrylic paint, markers and stickers.  Enjoy.  
KK and his dinosaur - when you open the mouth, the dinosaur eats the valentines -  YUM!

Chan and his Tank - pull up on the gun and the slot opens for the valentines.

Cole and his C17 Bomber - the back of the plane opens for the valentines
Jake and his baseball Mitt - astonishing hand-painted mitt that lifts to expose the hole for the valentines.